Embryo Monitoring – Real Patient Cases
Facing infertility challenges can be emotionally draining for couples dreaming of parenthood. However, with the assistance of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, fertility clinics like Clínica Tambre are offering renewed hope and improved outcomes. In this article, we explore the remarkable success stories of patients who achieved pregnancy by employing specialized techniques such as sperm selection using […]
Failed IVF cycles – Real Patient Cases
In vitro fertilization (IVF) has revolutionized reproductive medicine, offering hope to couples struggling with infertility. However, despite advancements in technology and techniques, not all IVF cycles result in successful pregnancies. To understand this problem, examining the factors contributing to failed IVF cycles and exploring the clinical perspectives surrounding this complex issue is essential. This article […]
IVF ICSI Explained
ICSI and IVF treatments are universally offered by clinics and are accessible by single patients as well as those in same-sex relationships. Our IVF experts respond to your questions about preparing for an ICSI or IVF treatment, what to expect and the chances of success. IVF ICSI what you should know What is the key […]
IVF sex selection – availability, costs and dilemmas
It has been suggested that the development of IVF and assisted reproductive technology have been the standout achievements of clinical and scientific discovery over the last century, perhaps ever. If you ask anyone of the millions who have benefitted from IVF you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree. IVF and assisted […]
IVF with PGT-A (PGS) explained
PGT-A, which was formerly known as PGS refers to a genetic testing procedure. We consider the merits of the procedure and its use in response to your IVF questions. PGT-A is short for, pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy. Aneuploidy refers to the existence of one or more (or missing) chromosomes which leads to unequal balance […]
Egg donation IVF explained
IVF treatment using donor eggs (egg donation) has become one of the most sought after IVF treatments worldwide. Egg donation (IVF with donor eggs) treatment involves fertilizing fresh or previously frozen eggs (oocytes) which have been provided by a donor with sperm provided by a person who is known to the patient (such as a […]
Endometrial Scratching in IVF – When, How, If and Prospective Outcomes Explained
Endometrial scratching is a medical procedure that involves the mechanical injury of the endometrial lining of the uterus. The procedure is performed using a small plastic or metal catheter and aims to improve the chances of successful embryo implantation during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. UR Vistahermosa is a fertility clinic in Spain that specialises […]
Do fertility doctors recommend performing PGS in egg donation cycles?
Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tests in modern embryology. It allows fertility specialists to identify chromosomally correct embryos from those carrying defects. Aneuploid embryos don’t implant well (and even if they do, they can result in further complications). By selecting the right embryo to transfer, pregnancy rates shoot […]
What should I avoid before embryo transfer?
Here we share some of our fertility experts’ answers. Answer from:Raúl Olivares, MD Gynaecologist, Medical Director & Owner Barcelona IVF In my opinion, there’s nothing in particular that should be avoided before the embryo transfer. Of course, if you have been through an IVF cycle and your ovaries have been stimulated, plus you’ve gone through […]
How long do you need to take progesterone after IVF?
Here we share some of our fertility experts’ answers. Progesterone prepares the lining of the endometrium to help the embryo implant. When you’re going through IVF treatment, fertility experts prescribe progesterone starting from the time of the egg retrieval, and once you get pregnant, it is advisable to continue. For how long should you be […]
How can I make my first IVF successful?
Here we share some of our fertility experts’ answers. Answer from:Raúl Olivares, MD Gynaecologist, Medical Director & Owner Barcelona IVFTo be honest, in regard to improving the quality of gametes (egg cells) and therefore improving the quality of the embryos that we transfer, there is very little that you can do. However, we still recommend […]
Surrogacy – legal aspects in popular destinations
Surrogacy can be very complicated when it comes to laws and regulations, especially if you are planning to go abroad and find a surrogate there. It is very much recommended that you seek legal advice before making any decisions. Laws about surrogacy can be very different in each country and this could lead to some […]
The To-do List – Fertility Story – By Sadie Scotch
I’m generally pretty lucky. I usually win at various lotteries, bingo, whatever. So I was pretty sure my fertility results, even though I’d been on birth control for decades and was 38 years old, were going to be top-notch. But I wasn’t a winner, I was a loser, I noted, as I read the words, […]
What Happens To Your Body After Failed IVF?
Improvements in assisted reproductive technology are continuously nudging up IVF success rates and these improvements are being replicated in treatments centres around the world. Whilst success rates are rising, the numbers of patients accessing IVF treatments are also increasing. A successful ivf cycle may not be achieved the first time which means that in real […]
8 Tips for Finding the Best Surrogacy Agency
Whether you’re planning to grow your family as intended parents or you want to give the gift of life as a surrogate, choosing the right surrogate agency is essential. You want a company that cares about you and will help you along every step of the way. The best surrogacy agencies will help you find […]
Best IVF apps for 2022
Like any invasive medical procedure, IVF treatment can be complex and for anyone considering it or undergoing it, there might be a number of questions, issues, or concerns that might require addressing prior, during or after the procedure. Patients may also require support during what is naturally an extremely fraught and potentially anxious laden time. […]
Interview with Dr. Antonio Gosálvez from Quironsalud Madrid
…The more you give to your patients the better you will sleep at night… Dr. Antonio Gosálvez, MD, PhD, University Hospital Quironsalud in Madrid We have interviewed Dr. Antonio Gosálvez – Fertility Unit Director at University Hospital Quironsalud in Madrid who treated more than 10,000 patients during his career! Antonio Gosálvez is behind our Fertility […]
Fertility Journey Patient’s Case Study – Stacey and Kurt from the UK
About the couple Stacey and Kurt contacted us (University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid) from the UK. They were deeply emotionally affected for a year after their previous unsuccessful IVF cycle in Birmingham in 2019. Our first meeting was a Zoom video consultation of about an hour on Sept 20. She was a young 29y woman coming […]
What is IVF treatment?
The history behind IVF Oldham, England, July 1978 a baby was born. It was an ordinary baby but at the same time, it was unique. Her name was Louise Brown and she was the first-ever baby to be born using In vitro fertilization. All the eyes in the world were on Louise and the pioneers […]
IVF step by step
To start thinking of IVF treatment you first need to rule out other options like different infertility treatments or change your lifestyle to a healthier one. You should start with seeing your general practitioner (family doctor) who will check your medical history and examine you physically. He will then probably recommend some tests to be […]
7 Best Fertility Apps for 2022
The development and proliferation of modern day fertility apps which are designed to track menstrual cycles was one of the most eagerly anticipated innovations by women trying to achieve pregnancy by synchronising intercourse with ovulation to identify the most fertile days. The interest in, and sale of fertility apps and products such as home testing […]
IVF Refund Programs – Are they Worth It?
Despite advances in science and medical knowledge couples have to consider the possibility that IVF treatment might not be successful in the first instance. Can refund guarantee programmes guarantee success? The answer is obviously not, however what they can guarantee is a peace of mind. Such schemes can prove a cost-effective way of limiting financial […]
WE’RE PREGNANT!!! Stacey & Kurt Update Fertility Road Readers With the Pregnancy News
You may remember our couple Stacey & Kurt who were successful with their application for a free IVF cycle with our Spanish clinic partner University Hospital Quironsalud Madrid last year. After their virtual consultation late in 2020 the couple made two mad dashes to fly in and out of Madrid beating the UK and Spanish […]
Infertility issues – FertiAlly – Signposting with Experience
Once you have emotionally accepted a diagnosis of infertility it is wise to take some time out to carefully consider your next steps. You will have to consider what options you have, the treatments available, their success rates, their cost or possibly whether to consider an alternative path which does not involve treatment at all. Whatever […]
The best PMS attack plan to reduce symptoms and suffering
This Guide will examine the main causes of premenstrual syndrome, its most common symptoms and how they might be tackled to ensure that your daily life prior to your menstrual period is as stress and pain-free as possible. It will demonstrate how some small lifestyle changes can make your normal activities that more comfortable before […]
Five MUST ASK questions when choosing an IVF clinic abroad
Making the decision to have your fertility treatment abroad is a big step into the unknown. The more information you have at the hand, the more likely you can make an informed decision on which clinics and countries best suit on your particular needs and expectations. Part of the challenge is knowing which questions to […]
Ovulation Symptoms – a Complete Guide
This post will help you understand ovulation and ovulation symptoms that occur during your menstrual cycle. At the beginning of your cycle follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in your brain. Each follicle contains one immature egg. Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from one of your ovaries. Ovulation typically […]
Stacey & Kurt’s IVF Diary Following Their Egg Collection in November
Quirónsalud University Hospital offered free IVF treatment to one of Fertility Road readers Stacey & Kurt applied and was successful in their application COVID-19 put their first visit on hold September clinic held a video consultation with the couple Over the summer period we have been in regular contact with Dr Gosalvez and Marta to […]
Meet Stacey and Kurt who embark on their journey abroad to start a family with Quirónsalud University Hospital
The last six months have felt like years for many and for Stacey and Kurt it must have felt like a lifetime. In March they had been chosen by our latest fertility journey partners Quirónsalud University Hospital to receive free treatment at their clinic in Madrid. This felt like the opportunity of a lifetime for […]